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For example, the column clarifies an earlier, erroneous report that a Gennett cornetist had signed with Paramount.
Helmholtz in a loud tenor, singing the first-cornet part when the first cornetist, florid and perspiring, gave up and slouched in his chair, his instrument in his lap.
The story was originally a novel written by Dorothy Parker 12 years earlier, which was based on the life story of pioneering jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
Gioia names white cornetist Bix Beiderbecke as the founding father of cool Jazz while saxophonist Lester Young is credited with adding the meaning of hipness to cool.
Brothers stresses how Armstrong's early tutelage by the blues-playing cornetist Joe Oliver was followed by employment on riverboats, where his exposure to European-style harmonies and sheet-music reading hastened his departure from standard uptown playing and set him on the path to celebrated jazz innovation.
Everyone liked John (Johnny) Lawrence, cornetist with the Merseysippi, now the oldest jazz band in the world.
This was the writer at sixteen, a twelve-dollars-weekly map clerk, kid soon to be called up, prospectless runaway from home and school, who sometimes climbed to a fifty-five-cent Saturday matinee seat at the Morosco or wherever, and when he did was ready to tear up the minute Saroyan's pearly-pure offstage cornetist eased into "My Wonderful One.
Brother Richard Sudhalter is an established jazz author and cornetist, while her father Albert Sudhalter plays the saxophone and violin.
Cornetist Buddy Bolden, another New Orleans native, is considered by many to have been the leader of the first jazz band.
Vera's neighbors are sassy Louise (Brenda Pressley), who agreed years ago to let her husband walk away alive in exchange for keeping his gun, and Hedley (Charles Weldon), a troubled old man of Caribbean origin, touched in the head and given to invoking the Bible, Marcus Garvey and jazz cornetist Buddy Bolden.